club. Perez is a smart guy though he looks like a impulsive buyer. Not only has he said that about Maicon’s price tag but also has held talks with Liverpool.

I thought Liverpool would want at least 40 million to part with Gerrard but apparently they only want something like 25 million for their Captain but guess what?

Perez is not willing to pay that much for the 30 year old. He wants to pay something in the region between 15 to 20 million which I think would be quite a deal if it goes through, something about which I am deeply skeptical.

Vidic’s situation is also interesting. Reports say that he has attitude problems with Alex Ferguson and his chances of seeing any firstteamaction next season are next to none though I think Alex Ferguson is not that dumb.

He is not just going to sit on the fact that he cannot count Vidic in, either Alex Ferguson is going to get rid of him as soon as he can and sign another defender or he is going to have a little chat with Vidic to sort things out.

Whatever happens, this transfer season has been a lot calmer and quieter than the last one where Perez just came in and went for broke very early on. May be it is because of the World Cup (well, of course it is because of the World Cup). Talking about the World Cup.

I saw the game Ivory Coast vs Portugal and C.Ronaldo did not play to the level we know he can play (I think we expected that). He does not seem to gel well with his national side. He tried his own tricks and dribbles but was cut off from the rest of the play for long periods of the game effectively by Ivory Coast defenders.

Though, C.Ronaldo showed glimpses of his genius when he unleashed a thunderbolt on Ivory Coast’s keeper but the ball hit the bar and stayed out. Long range effort came to nothing after C.Ronaldo brilliantly tricked a defender one way and went the other way to open up some space for the shot.

This was all in today’s news and I hope we do not hear the news of Real Madrid signing Di Maria any time soon, in fact I don’t want to hear it ever. I just don’t think he is Real Madrid stuff. More on that later. HALA MADRID!!!!